DARNELL ROCK IS not the kind of kid who volunteers to write for the newspaperit sounds too much like homework. But this is Darnells last chance to pull himself together and make a positive contribution to his school. At first, Darnell would rather be hanging out with his sister and his friends.
But soon he gets interested in the Oakdale Gazette. Much to his surprise, Darnell discovers that people pay attention to the words he writes. Before he knows it, Darnell changes from a kid who cant do anything right to a person who can make a difference.
From the Trade Paperback edition. Thirteen-year-old Darnells twin sister and the other members of the Corner Crew have doubts about his work on the school newspaper, but the article he writes about a homeless man changes his attitude about school.